NW Oregon Fishing Update for November 30

Chinook season remains closed in the Tillamook district rivers, but there has been some limited success for the Tillamook Bay trollers working the Ghost Hole and Bay City. The effort has been light however as most have folded it up for the season.

The season’s first winter steelhead was reported on the Wilson River over the weekend, taken from the tidewater reach in the low flows. Other river systems have little to report however.

The North Fork Nehalem is often the first system to report any numbers of steelhead, the effort has been running high over the holiday weekend with nothing to show for it. The current rain freshet should bring more positive results, maybe as early as this weekend.

Three Rivers near Hebo is another early season favorite and is likely to produce the season’s first catches by early December too. It’s the perfect small stream fishery with a fair amount of bank access, especially at the mouth of this Nestucca River tributary.

Tides moderate for weekend crabbing in Tillamook County, but the best tides will occur during the nighttime hours.

Lower Columbia River – Crabbing remains excellent for lower Columbia crabbers and weekend tides will continue to produce great catches of quality sized Dungeness.



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